We are so glad you will be visiting FCC Pasadena! We worship every Sunday at 11:30 in the gorgeous and spacious chapel at the First United Methodist Church. We hope this helps you with what to expect on your visit.
Parking: The Methodists worship at 10:00 in their sanctuary and the parking lot is usually full until they depart around 11:15. At that time there should be plenty of parking right next to the church building – you may access the parking lot via Los Robles or Green Street. There are 5 designated spots for those with limited ability.
Worship: Our worship space is in the beautiful chapel. You should see signs in the parking lot directing you up the walkway to the chapel. It is fully accessible with no steps. There is a bathroom just inside the building to the left as you enter. We begin with all ages in worship at 11:30. Our worship involves pretty typical Sunday morning things: hymn-singing, prayers, a Children’s Time, a Bible reading, a sermon, special music, etc.
Children: For the Children’s Time, all children and caregivers are invited to come up and sit on the steps for a time dedicated just for them. After that, younger children (up through Kindergarten) head to the nursery with our caregivers (as a new parent you are welcome to travel with them so you know where they are and fill out a parent sheet). Adults are then free to return to worship. Older children head up to the 2nd floor with our church school teachers. All of our teachers and caregivers have gone through a Safe Training program and have had background checks.
Fellowship Time: Worship lasts about an hour (a little longer on the 1st Sunday of the month since we serve Communion on those Sundays). After worship all guests are invited to go down the walkway and turn left into the building and then head to the Fellowship Hall for some coffee, tea and occasional light refreshments. Once a month or so we serve a luncheon meal. Parents may pick up their children from the nursery at any time. Older kids will be brought down to the Fellowship Hall by the teachers.
If you wish to know the specifics about what is happening on an upcoming Sunday, just go back to the Home Page and click on the Weekly Touchstone. You may also click on any other link to learn more about our history, theology or staff. If you wish to be in touch with a staff member, please feel free to call the church at (626) 795-0696 or contact them via email. You will find staff emails on the Contact Us link.
We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you and your spiritual needs!
Revs. Jake & Marlene Pomeroy